present rest and future hope

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present rest and future hope

Psalm 62:5-7 (JDV)

Psalm 62:5 Rest in God alone, my throat, because my hope comes from him.
Psalm 62:6 He alone is my rock and my deliverance, my stronghold; I will not be shaken.
Psalm 62:7 My deliverance and glory depend on God, my strong rock. My refuge is in God.

present rest and future hope

This is a song you can sing if you are going through a hard time, but you trust God to give you rest in the middle of your struggle, and eventually to deliver you out of all your troubles and bring you to permanent glory.
I imagine Jesus singing this psalm many times throughout his life. He was aware of all the threats to his life. He sang these words to reflect his dependence upon God alone for both present deliverance and in anticipation of future glory. His hope did not depend on his circumstances. He found his hope and his rest in God alone. So can we.
Thank you Lord, for your present rest and future hope.

About Jefferson Vann

Jefferson Vann is pastor of Piney Grove Advent Christian Church in Delco, North Carolina. You can contact him at marmsky@gmail.com -- !
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